In a one-sided finale, the young Polin sat down on Sunday 6: 2, 6: 2 against the World Ranking Fourth Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus. As a successor of the previous year's winner Ashleigh Barty, Swiarkek received a prize money of 93 823 euros and a sports car. 23 matches one after the other, she has now won.
She also gave her against Sabalenka self-confidence. With its aggressive style of play and thanks to a strong performance, she earned the victory against around 4300 spectators in the not quite sold-out hall with her Stuttgart debut.
Swiatek had become increasingly accustomed to the sandy sandy sand particularly slippery sand in the Porsche Arena. In the final, the french open winner of 2020 was dominant than in the two rounds previously occurred. Quickly she led 3: 0 and secured thanks to two breaks earned the first sentence. In the same period of the previous year, Sabalenka, known for its slope to risk, the error rate was too high. She could not rely on her runoff.
With a towel Swiatek scattered at 3: 2 in the second sentence. Then after a balanced start in the second pass, she succeeded in the crucial break, and she did not give a game more. In October 2020, Swiatek had baffled the tennis world with her fairytale french open victory and ran rapidly. This season she already won in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami. At the beginning of April she took over the peak position from the backed Barty.
Moderate prospects for German tennis
With the tournament winners Julia Görges (2011), Angelique Kerber (2015, 2016) and Laura Siegemund (2017) German successes had spoiled the event in the younger history. But the last cheers of a German player on the final Sunday is already five years ago, the prospects are moderate.
That Angelique Kerber finishes her career in the coming months, sounds more likely to be a furore here in Stuttgart. Laura Siegemund is good on sand for a surprise, but also 34. After Kerbers from the first round, the Schwabin was the only German quarterfinalist this time. "For every tournament, there is a difference if you have a Local Hero or not, we do not have to take care of it," said Tournament Director Markus Günthardt on the question of what the resign of Kerber would mean for the Porsche Grand Prix.
That there will be a gap for several years, Anke Huber also knows. "That they could really show that they can keep up with the top 50 players, which calms a bit that may not be a lot of a long gap," said the sporting director: "That we in the Maybe the next few years can look forward to some1. "
Eva Lys (20) had with her refreshing appearance and first victory with her WTA debut. Wildcard Owner Jule Niemeier (22) and Qualifiers Nastasja Schunk (18) were excreted despite proper appearances in the first round of the tournament high-closed with seven top ten players.
On Monday, the men's tournament continues in Munich. Olympic champion Alexander Zverev wants his first title this season. At the end of the week starting tournament in Madrid, Kerber will start a new attack for the hoped for the hoped for the hoped for the hoped for the hoped trend.